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    December 29, 2012
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praying for a miracle right now. and it started with a kiss, with lady gaga, and ended with a binder full of women. we're talking about unusual incidents tonight. coming up, we'll talk about unusual moments like the end of the world that was to happen last week. maybe we're not here anymore. i don't know, didn't happen. won't want to miss or chat coming up next hour. so -- it is the twitter address that i wanted to share with you is @findbenandhenry. meanwhile, "the situation room" begins in just a couple of seconds.
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you're in "the situation room," americans get ready for the new year's eve ball to drop as president obama and republicans stare down the fiscal cliff deadline. plus, a new worry for hundreds of american families who want to adopt. we'll tell you what is behind the controversial move by russian lawmakers. and a new exposes what it calls the gun next door. is it a way to protect communities against gun violence? welcome to united states and around the world, wolf blitzer is off. i'm candy crowley. you're in "the situation room." washington is a deadline-oriented city, and this coming week brings one that is a real doozy, billions in tax
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increases and across-the-board spending cuts take effect. it forces members of congress and president obama to spend the last few days of 2012 on the job. we want to bring in cnn chief white house correspondent, jessica yelen, we all know they would rather celebrate new year's eve elsewhere. how did they get here? >> reporter: it is such a good question, you know, candy, this grid lock in washington creates the eye-rolling. but the fundamental question goes to the essential differences between the two parties about the role of government, should it be bigger or smaller? about whether we want lower taxes or more of a social safety net. so while we have seen the principles, the president, speaker boehner, and now senator mcconnell and reid trying to get involved in stages in the last few weeks, it has always broken down because they fundamentally
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disagree about the big ideas over the core of this debate. they're fighting between the two parties. and this could get resolved in a matter of days or weeks. but the big difference, the issues could really take months to work out. >> can it be resolved in the matter of few enough days that they meet that january 31st deadline? >> reporter: anything is possible. i always think of congress like getting the term paper in. they like to wait until the very night before it is due. and that gives them the motivation, as you know, covering them for so long. we think oh, 24 hours to go, it is over. they think we still have 24 hours, it is a lifetime. so could they get it done? yes, but it sure seems a heavy lift at this point in time. >> it does, and i think the markets would have loved it if they could have done it with days to spare. our chief white house correspondent, thank you, jessica. thank you. if we go off the fiscal cliff, will you notice an
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immediate change to your wallet? we want to get an immediate thought, who is the fairest of them all, the truth about taxes and wealth in america. steven, thanks for being here. so we have spent six months talking to lawmakers, republican and democrats. this can't happen. we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have got to meet this deny. now what we're hearing, it is not that bad, we have time. >> what jessica said about the term paper, getting it done in time. you know what happens if you don't get it done in time? you get an f. and a lot of american voters are going to say an "f" to all the politicians if they don't get it done. look, i don't think it would be the end of the world if we go off the fiscal cliff. and it think it would be resolved in the weeks ahead. but this is kind of a black eye for the political system. here we are, two or three days ahead from the start of the
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year. without any american business investor, or worker, this just is not a very good way to run a country. and it is almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. or government. let's talk about a couple of things, the whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the irs or the treasury department have the ability to sort of say look, here is some guidance? keep withholding where it is? >> well, the irs is in turmoil right now. they don't know what to do. they're putting out kind of mixed signals about whether they can get the tax forms done. whether they can advise businesses what to do. now i do think, the people that are really worried, the middle class people worried about their taxes going up. i do think if we get it solved in the next few days, there is a chance we get a resolution on this, december 31st. but if we don't, i think
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sometime in january there will be a resolution. and i think what republicans said, i think even the president will go along with this, whatever we decide to do let's make the tax cuts retroactive so the people don't face those giant tax cuts. >> what does it look like in january? >> you could have the additional money with held from your paycheck, because the law changes, so that everyone's tax rates, this is assuming we do go over the cliff. everyone is facing a higher tax increase. not just bill gates, not just warren buffet, but anyone with an income over $25,000. and don't forget, the payroll tax goes up, too. >> so taking out for social security taxes -- no one is talking about it. that says to me, those are going back up anyway. those are about a thousand in cost -- so let me ask you, there is the actual what will happen on january first? and it doesn't sound like people will have to worry about their taxes, most people.
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but what about the psychological impact? haven't we already seen it in christmas buying? haven't we already seen it in hiring? wouldn't we continue to see it -- you know, won't consumer confidence take a hit? won't businesses still say i don't know, i don't know what is happening. >> already has, candy, you have seen it in this year's christmas shopping season was lackluster, at best. i talk to businesses who say we're not hiring right now. we're just cancelling a lot of the plans to make new expenditures expenditures expenditure, this is not a good way to run a railroad. and the economy has already taken a hit because of all of this turmoil in washington. and as i said, i think you know look, i'm a republican. but i think both parties take a black eye here, because nobody comes out of this looking very good. >> yeah, i mean, republicans will take the biggest hit, but if you're going to take a
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political hit do it at the end of an election season, rather than at the middle, so -- >> the economy takes a hit. there are a lot of economists who believe. i guess i would put myself in this camp if we don't get this resolved for several months. and sometimes these political fights go on and on. because jessica is right, this is at the core of what these go parties believe in. i do think that the tax increases could possibly cause a dreaded double-dip recession. and that would really hurt families. >> so if we don't have to push the panic button new year's day, when does it harmful when you're sitting at home looking at this thinking what is going on? when does that person in peoria or boise feel the effects? >> i think starting at the end of the month, next month. and if these guys can't get it together we're going to have to totally change the family finances. because we don't know how much taxes we'll pay for the average middle class family, candy, we're talking about through the
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year. 2,000 to $2,500 increase on their tax bill. >> that is plenty more. steven, by the way, thinks they can get a deal. >> the last -- >> the last remaining optimistic person. >> and cnn has a look at the top ten. >> reporter: number ten, apple, the first year without steve jobs, and a company that is trying to prove under a new ceo that it can still invent things we didn't even know we needed that we would buy, faster than anything has been sold, in personal technology before. number nine, the u.s. stock market, despite all of those worries about the fiscal cliff and maybe slower growth in trust economy, the stock market has had a great year. too bad you missed out. the smart money has been in the market. the rest of us have been worried about the fiscal cliff.
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>> number eight, facebook's ipo, hundreds of millions of people like facebook, but investors did not on its first day as a public company. trading glitches at the nasdaq and questions about the company's ability to make money on mobile users, pummeled the stock, which is on its way back to the ipo price. number seven, mother myer. the new ceo of yahoo! who announced she was just going to take a two-week maternity leave. >> number six, mother nature, an intense drought in the midwest that scorched the corn and soy crop sending prices sky high. >> the ocean is just beyond. >> and who can forget superstorm sandy? millions of neighbors, their houses swept away without power, damages, and raising questions about infrastructure and whether
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we should be spending some money to fix it. number five, china, is china slowing or leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure, by 2030. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign's probably because it is pretty clear, china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe, the european union was fractured by debt and the plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three, the housing market, finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of home prices and continued mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-he well-heeled investors began to buy entire neighborhoods. and homeowners got more with a hefty down payment.
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>> and cnn predicts that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the election, more than just about obama and romney, more about socialism, and capitalism and spending, about the role government should have in your life. >> number one is the fiscal cliff. lawmakers saw it coming, but didn't bother to pay any attention to it until after the election. had they put politics aside and dealt with it earlier, who knows how strong the u.s. economy would be right now. >> up next, children in need of a home are caught in the middle of a dispute over human rights. and we'll meet one man reaching into his own pocket to help america ease its enormous debt. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long...
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starting tuesday, american families are banned from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin signed
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the law this week. >> you know, russia actually ranks third of all the countries for u.s. adoptions, just behind china and ethiopia. but president putin has made it official, banning adoptions by americans. and it is all over a diplomatic issue. >> reporter: lee allen and his wife planned to adopt only one baby in russia, but they couldn't bear to leave behind a baby that shared the same crib. >> the boys had already made a home in my heart. and all i wanted to do was go across over to russia, go over the ocean and bring them home. and i counted the days and hours until i could do that. >> reporter: today, the two boys, jason and john christian are 13 years old, and this is how they describe their lives. >> i can't believe i'm here with the family, i love it. >> reporter: but their adoptions almost didn't happen. about the time lee allen was going to adopt them in 1999, a
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newly appointed president putin imposed a ban on adoptions, but that was lifted six months later. once again, russia has placed a ban on adoptions by americans. the issue has not gone unnoticed by the state department. >> americans have welcomed over 60,000 russian children into american homes in the past mo h month. just last month, we implemented an agreement with russia to improve the safe guards for children and their families. >> reporter: that came after an incident with a tennessee woman, who put her adopted son back on a plane to russia, she claimed he had violent episodes. but russia still remains a popular choice for couples looking to adopt. these are photos of children and their new american families. the christian services adoption agency says if the ban is implemented, hospitals in russia will be overwhelmed with orphan children. >> i think it is very sad.
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it is no secret that most children are adopted by people in the united states. children who otherwise remain here, i can't imagine who would take them. >> reporter: but politics aside, it is hard to capture the emotions for hundreds of u.s. families seeking adoptions and the children who have already met their parents. >> the children dream of a family, a home. of a mom and dad, a brother and sister, and -- and then, i can't even imagine -- i can't even imagine telling a child that they need to stop that dream. you know? they need to wake up from that dream because it may not happen. >> reporter: russia has more than 650,000 children in orphanages. and for the american parents who are in the middle of this adoption process well this is creating a lot of angst and heartbreak. everything is in limbo right
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now. >> is this a sense that it is limbo, and not permanent, but every day is agony for these families and children. >> as of right now, this ban is going to be in place. what does it mean? is it possible they will lift it six months from now, as they did in 1999, anything is possible. but keep in mind, candy, a lot of these children have met their american families. and the american families have rooms, bedrooms waiting for them. and everything is essentially on hold, the lives of the children here, and the families here. >> everything is up and down. >> lisa sylvester, appreciate it. unforgettable headlines from hollywood and beyond. the closer look at the top ten stories of 2012 next. ♪ ooh baby, looks like you need a little help there ♪
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2012 has been a year of surprises, some good and some not. in the world of show biz, c. >> reporter: celebrity break-ups, the tragic death of a singing icon, just a few of the topics that had people talking in the world of show business. here is a look at top stories of 2012. the song was almost inescapable. her song earned two grammy
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nominations and countless reenactments on line, like this video posted by the u.s. olympic swim team. the force is now strong with disney. in a move that caught many by surprise, the star wars franchise's fiercely independent creator, george lucas, sold his company, lucas film to the entertainment empire for more than $4 million. what is more? disney announced the plans for three more star wars films. it is the superstar relationship that has people asking are they or aren't they? chris brown has renewed his friendship with the singer. but is it more than just friends? song tweets from rihanna suggested otherwise. >> they want to keep everybody
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guessing and don't want to explain it to anyone in the world. >> the jackson family. >> reporter: more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenager daughter, paris, announced on twitter that her grandmother was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship. >> she says she was not kidnapped. >> reporter: michael's siblings were disputing the claim, saying the mother was resting on doctor's orders. >> tearing up my pants, mama. >> reporter: whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show, here comes honey boo boo, about a child and her family. rapper psy had a catchy gangnam
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style song. the trademark dance shattered records on line, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but his new found fame was not without controversy. his difficult anti--american remarks he made resurfaced on line, saying his lyrics were emotionally charged and resulted from events in the war with iraq. new sexual misconduct accusations against the former voice of elmo. >> reporter: in one of the most surprising stories of the year, kevin clash was forced to resign from sesame street, after accused of engaging in sexual relationships with minors. he opted to leave sesame street after 28 years. twilight stars, kristen stewart
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and robert pattinson had been a couple, until the highly public fling between the actress and the man who directed her rocked hollywood. >> kristen stewart moved out of the home they shared together. she released a very public statement asking robert for forgiveness. >> reporter: pattinson apparently did forgive, just in time for the premier of the "breaking dawn part ii" in november. after nearly six years of marriage, kate holmes filed for divorce from tom cruise in june, blindsiding hollywood's biggest movie star. >> what was so incredible was how kate holmes had everything so prepared. >> reporter: although holmes asked for full custody of their daughter, suri, the couple settled on the divorce, just two weeks later ending one of the most high profile celebrity marriages. >> cnn, breaking news of whitney
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houston's death. >> reporter: it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful, but often troubled career. whitney houston who fought drugs and alcohol for decades, died at the age of 48, in a hotel tub, the night before the grammy awards. her death was an accidental drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors. michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. don't miss our top ten of 2012 special. cnn revisits the big stories of the year in prime, politics, money and scandals. that is cnn monday night, 8:00 eastern. america's debt is growing, but one man wants to help by crushing cans, his story ahead. and mitt romney may have lost the election, but he was at the center of some of the top political stories of the year. [ thunder crashes ]
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many americans, well make that most americans are fed up with watching politicians fight while the u.s. gets closer to the fiscal cliff, and federal debt keeps rising. people, very few, are taking matters into their own hands by reaching into their own pockets. cnn's kyung lah talks to one man trying to make a difference. >> reporter: in his garage, garcia is working to fix the fiscal cliff, one can at a time. how much money have you sent the government? >> a little bit over $3,000. >> reporter: $3,197.88 to be
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exact, all tracked on a handwritten ledger. for the last three years, garcia has been paying the government $50 a month of his postal service pension and money from cans he collects. >> we're paying absolutely too much interest. too much interest. >> reporter: it really bothers you? >> it bothers me because it makes no sense. >> reporter: sense is something garcia's wife of 59 years thinks her husband could use. do you think he is crazy? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: call him crazy. but there is an entire federal office, the bureau of public debt, that collects money from hundreds of mr. garcias. this office in parkersburg, west virginia, was set up by president kennedy so citizens could pay down the national debt. this year alone, it has collected 7.7 milli$7.7 million, about 90 million since it was established. but $90 million is not that much, especially when you consider the federal deficit is
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$16 trillion and climbing. to retire the debt, every single american would have to pay $50,000. but garcia says you got to start somewhere. especially when washington won't. the partisan bickering has bothered him since 1992, when garcia first wrote his congressman, suggesting a formula to eliminate the debt. the depression-era kid and army vet says he wants to give back to a country that has given him so much, a feeling that is infectious. he knows his money wouldn't avert the fiscal cliff. but that is not the message garcia is sending to congress. >> in order to really solve the $16 trillion national debt, you have to sacrifice. >> reporter: politicians talk about kicking the can down the
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road. one american that is decided that road has to end. and it might as well be here. kyung lah, cnn, san antonio, texas. you have to love that story. and a lot of us lived this one, the wild ride to election day, 2012. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has more on the story. >> reporter: the year started off with a surprise in a sweater vest. counting down the top campaign stories of the year at number ten, the primaries. rick santorum's stunning performance in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. >> reporter: kicked off a battle for the republican nomination that few in washington had expected. the gop's odds on favorite, mitt romney, stumbled in some of the early contests. >> i like being able to fire people that provide services to me. >> reporter: he refused to release his tax returns, allowing another rival, newt gingrich, to take south
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carolina. >> we proved here in south carolina, that people power with the right ideas beats big money. >> reporter: but that big money eventually cleared the field. and romney set his sights on the president. >> it is still about the economy. and we arestupid. >> reporter: at number nine, bain. not that one. that one. almost as soon as romney had locked up the nomination, his former private investment firm, bain capital, was sacrificed by the super pacs, and the obama campaign. >> they sucked the life out of us. >> reporter: the attack ads put romney on the defense for months. >> there is nothing wrong with being associated with bain capital, of course. >> reporter: romney vowed to strike down the health care law himself. >> i am that one that is going to get rid of obama care. >> reporter: at number seven, gas. >> governor romney, do you feel
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the gas over shadowed the foreign trip? >> reporter: the candidate's missteps dominated. or in romney's case, the entire foreign trip, whereporters. >> this is a holy site. >> reporter: then at number six, the conventions were remembered less for the nominees and running mates, and more for. >> what do you want me to tell romney? he can't do that to himself. >> reporter: the warmup acts that stole the show. >> we believe that we're all in this together, is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> reporter: at number five, the september 11th attack in benghazi injected foreign policy into the race. but a week later, the campaign shifted again to a hidden camera
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that caught romney's comments, an instant obama attack ad. >> there are 47% who are with him. >> reporter: the gop contender needed a breakout moment and got one at number three. >> yes, i love big bird, i actually like you, too. >> reporter: and president obama's lackluster performance in the first face-off put romney back in the hunt. the president would have to redeem himself, and polls show he did. >> i said if i got osama bin laden in our sights, i would take that shot. >> reporter: but at number two came the mother of october surprises. sandy. the devastating superstorm sandy put much of the nation's focus on the handling of the crisis, and the top remarks he received from a new jersey surrogate, governor chris christie. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. >> reporter: polls showed the race moving to the president,
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who won handily. >> reporter: the size blindsided the romney campaign. >> the tasks of protecting our union moves forward. >> reporter: making election night no surprise, the biggest campaign story of the year. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> the actor, matt damon is opening up about his legacy, a campaign to quench the thirst of children around the world. louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states.
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the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home.
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the holiday season is known as a time of giving, so it is a good time to focus on people who are giving back to their communities. that includes some a-list
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celebrities who are dedicated to charitable work throughout the year. cnn talked to actor matt damon about his campaign to provide clean water for people around the world. >> it is very hard for us to understand, you wake up in the morning. if you're thirsty, there is a faucet right there. there is one in the bathroom, the kitchen, and clean water comes out of all of them. >> reporter: but for nearly a billion people around the world, a billion, there is no affordable access to clean water. more than double that number lack proper sanitation. >> every 20 seconds, a kid under the age of five is dying, losing their life because they don't have access to clean water. and it just doesn't have to be that way. >> reporter: so in 2009, damon and world renowned water expert, gary wright, founded water.ord. >> we're approaching it differently than other organizations. >> reporter: their mantra, wells are great, but charity can't
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help everyone. so they pioneered a concept. >> we knew that women in india were going and paying 125% interest to loan sharks to build a total. so we said let's give people access to affordable loans to buy the toilet and get the water connection. >> reporter: depending on where you are, that could mean a faucet in your own home, or a toilet with clean running water. water credit is working. white says loans are being repaid at a rate of 98% in places like haiti. >> and that was my first grass runway. >> reporter: what damon and white are trying to eliminate is walking to get water, taking time away from work or school. the water is there? >> yes, all that time you have to waste standing in time for water, you now have the time to go to your job. it is the difference between hope and looking forward to a
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better day. and an existence that just basically is about -- you know, scavenging for water. >> reporter: but how do you get people in the western world where water is plenty, to care? >> you know, we have talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller, he produces funny videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube? 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> reporter: viral, damon said his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that is why we're here.
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>> reporter: water.org has helped a million people so far. but as damon said, there is still another 80 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it is a start and a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning giving people affordable loans in places where getting water is a challenge is really working. and he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. >> for more on matt damon's efforts to provide clean water to people around the world and how you can help, go to cnn.com/impact. and a small town newspaper sparked anger regarding publishing addresses of handgun owners, and it is perfectly legal. ♪
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the nationwide debate over gun violence and gun rights became urgent after the massacres in newtown, connecticut. but the debate turned to outrage for thousands of handgun permit owners north of new york city when a newspaper published their names and addresses for an article called "the gun owner next door." cnn's brian todd is here with more details. really interesting story. >> it is really interesting, candy, and really it is the interactive map that has drawn such controversy. with a couple of clicks you can see who in the counties may have guns in their homes. and you can figure out when may not. it is a local new york city wit large circulation, they are saying that the gun control and the happening of newtown,
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connecticut are in the minds of this readers. so they published a map of where all handgun owners live. on the journal news website, all you have to do is zoom into a neighborhood and the locations of any gun permit holders will show up with red dots tap a dot, and the name and address of the permit holder pop up. the newspaper got the data by filing freedom of information requests with the clerks of the county. they do not indicate whether the residents own the guns just that they are legally able to. and homes are shot guns and rifles are not included because in those counties those can be bought but permits. but the news has brought backlash. the same complaint was made by some readers. i think aforesait was an irresp
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thing for them the to do. it's saying to robbers go to the home next door, they do not have a gun. or thieves that want to steal the guns will know where to get them. at this store, i spoke to a gun owner. >> would you be less likely to buy a handgun or any kind of weapon knowing your name and address could be published? >> no. >> why not? >> if it's a matteder of public record, anybody can find out anyway. >> the newspaper also has considerable support for the maps. in a tweet to cnn, a resident of west chester county said that parents have a right to know. and another tweet, please thank them for me, this could be a turning point. i do not want my daughter play engine a house with guns. >> for the news organization, it's a clever use of public information. certainly provides something that people are interested in knowing. but for gun owners, it's a
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concern, for information they thought was private is now public. >> in two separate statements it was said, our readers are understandably and couldn'tly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods. we felt sharing information about gun permits in our area was important in the after math of the newtown shootings. >> but in some ways this has flipped on the newspaper. >> it has, part of the brush back on this is that an attorney has posted on his blog, information that includes the home addresses, the phone numbers and in some cases, google zoom maps and pictures of the home of the editor of the newspaper and now their home information is out there for all to see. so they are getting considerable blow back as well. >> isn't the concern, i mean, it is not that you and i can go out and finds a gun owner here. but the bad guys can say, there's a gun here we can steal or hey, this home next door
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doesn't have a gun. >> that is right. it gives them every piece of information they would want to know about who has guns that they could steal, who doesn't, who they can rob, that is what larry pratt of the gun owner's association is concerned about here. you know, we have to monitor this closely to see if there's a crime wave in that area that takes place as a result of this. >> the information is public. they can get it anyway. seems like wow, it's made easy. >> easier and faster. >> yes, as i say, so many issues in this. freedom of the press and gun ownership and all of that. thank you so much. i appreciate it. if you are a fan of the group queen or maybe you like to watch bizarre video, stick around. sie? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this amazingly useful app allows you to take pictures of your mortgage documents using an iphone or android smart phone... so you can easily send them to us.
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police dash cams usually
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catch memorable moments, the next one is no different, here is one of the most popular reports of 2012. >> what would we do without police dash cams showing us half naked speeders and even a bank robber eating the evidence, the give me the money note. but this royal canadian mounted police dash cam recorded something special. galileo, galileo. >> a guy in alberto was pulled over in a pick-up. >> i did not see when he gapped me and i have is -- but it doesn't even matter. >> maybe he could not speak so well, but he sang all of the bohemian rhapsody by queen. >> mama just killed a man. ♪ put a gun against his head ♪ pulled my trigger and now he
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is dead ♪ >> he sang the lyrics flawlessly for six minutes even after arriving at the station house the mounty allowed him to finish the song. ♪ baby >> and only admonished him once. >> calm down. >> i can't. >> a lot of people can't stop singing the song. ♪ i see a little silhouette of the man ♪ ♪ very, very, very frightening >> parts of the dash cam solo were frightening. ♪ mama, whoooo >> you have to give the guy credit, even beyonce messed up the lyrics and she was sober. it's not put a bullet to his head, it's put a gun to his ad